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and their families. the holmes family would like to maintain their privacy so at this time we will not be discussing james or his relationship to the family. and we would respect courtesy in that regard. so thank you very much for your tim time. >> i don't think he was able to, no. they're doing as well as they can under the circumstances. you know, we haven't been looking at all of the news reports, so i really can't comment on that. that, i can't comment on that, either. criminal defense attorneys understand the system a lot better than civil attorneys. [ inaudible question ] >> i'm sorry. [ inaudible question ] >> throughout the process. throughout. all through the weekend when i was getting calls and also after i saw his appearance. >> i really can't comment on that. [ inaudible website ] [ inaudible question ] >> i have no comment on that. i have no comment on their whereabouts. i don't think they would like the media to know where they are. i think arlene holmes statement clarifies that a bit as to how they reacted. i think everyone can imagine how they're feeling. anyone who has ever been a p
accelerants left inside. the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, will be spending tonight in a county jail in suburban denver. he's scheduled to appear in court monday morning. a couple of hours ago, police disclosed holmes received what they call a, quote, high volume of deliveries in recent months. they think that's how he amassed the huge amount of ammunition for his attacks. cnn's ed lavendera is just outside the holmes' apartment complex in aurora. and what are the police and the bomb squads doing right now? >> reporter: well, wolf, it's been a very active last few hours here in this neighborhood. that red brick building you see behind me just to the left of that white truck, that is the building where 24-year-old james holmes lived. and that was where the apartment was that was trapped. they've spent a great deal of time. you heard that explosion. that was deliberately set off by the bomb squad here to begin to try to begin the process of dismantling the trip wires and what they call a very sophisticated setup inside that apartment that could have been very deadly. b
back but the building where james holmes lived that is still cordoned off and still roped off and people will not be allowed to go back in there. just a short while ago, the police department here in aurora, colorado, said all of the materials that needed to be removed, the explosive and dangerous materials inside the apartment of the 24-year-old james holmes have, indeed, been removed so the heavy presence with the bomb technicians and those people have left the scene. what was described inside that apartment is extremely eerie. the police officer saying what holmes left behind in his apartment was a sophisticated trap design to seriously injure, if not kill someone, and they are not happy about it either. >> make no mistake, okay? this apartment was designed, i say based on everything i've seen, to kill whoever entered it, okay? and who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime? it was going to be a police officer. make no mistake about it what was going on there. if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> reporter
say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask, and a vest like this, arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, dates saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> the way that this person swung into the door, it seemed like this person was probably acting like a villain to swing into the door and walk in dressed all in black, a black cap, a black gas mask, body armor, weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband, at the time, we both thought, oh, someone is pulling a prank. i hear this noise from down on my right and then i see this canister go all the way up, arch over the screen, and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought, oh, it's some kind of fireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard for us to breathe. >> reporter: smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold-out crowd and then it got even worse. >> i realized people were screaming, a terror scream. >> reporter: you were hearing s
masked shooting in american history. police say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask and a vest like this, arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, dates saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> the way that this person swung into the door, it seemed like this person was probably acting like a villain. to swing to the door, to walk in, dressed all in black, a black cap, a black gas mask, body armor, weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband at the time, we thaulgts ought oh, som pulling a prank. i hear this poof from down on my right. and then i see this canister go all the way up, arch over the screen and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought was oh, it's some kind of a fireworks. >> come to find out it was containing a deadly -- like a toxic gasz. it was hard for us to breathe. >> reporter: smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold-out crowd. and then it got even worsz. >> i realize people were
in the case. police here in aurora say that they've removed all hazards from james holmes' apartment, and some of the evacuated neighbors were actually allowed to return last night. but not before police carefully detonated some explosives. one neighbor said she nearly entered the apartment early friday morning when loud techno music started blaring. she tried yelling it holmes and noticed the door was unlocked but didn't open it. that may have saved kristin fonzie's life. she now knows the music was set to play while the suspected gunman was at the theater. police say had she entered the apartment she likely would have died. jim spellman is at the apartment complex where holmes lives this morning. you have new information on the investigation. i understand they questioned somebody else. >> reporter: that's right. overnight, multiple reports surfaced that there may be a potential second suspect in this case. aurora police wanted to knock that down pretty quick. they put out a statement saying, yes, they interviewed somebody they described as an associate of james holmes, the accused shooter in
holmes was at least trying or attempting to get to a gun range to practice perhaps with the guns he was using allegedly to kill these people. >> has this gun range manager talked to authorities to reveal the information or have they come to him hoping this might fill in blanks in the investigation? >> i don't have that answer directly but the police have either been in front of or right behind us every step of the way. once this person's name came forward i'm sure he was contacted by the fbi which has been combing this town or police. again, he had no direct contact. it was only an online application and out of due diligence this gun range owner calls back to kind of query people over the phone and got this very weird and bizarre message. he had never met holmes. holmes never followed up on the online application. it was the one online application on june 25th. >> very fascinating information. >>> some in the theater that night in aurora are revealing more, describing in vivid detail how they narrowly escaped death. you have been hearing incredible stories from survivors. what more
that this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't been able to confirm that yet. sources did say that holmes had died his hair red before the attack. police and federal investigators are gathered at james holmes' apartment right now. they've been there for a couple of days. inside, they have been able to see booby traps. this place is rigged. a sophisticated and potentially deadly setup. and so far they have just been able to get a peek inside, but our poppy harlow has been bringing us some new details this morning. she's been speaking with law enforcement. poppy, how sophisticated do they say this setup is? >> reporter: very sophisticateed, relatively speaking, for someone who is not believed to be an expert this at this. they told me, a law enforcement official just told me this morning, randi, this is a unique situation. not something that they typically see. that he showed some expertise in setting this up. this was certainly not, quote, crude. what they also told me that was very disturbing is that the explosive devices found in holmes' apartment are victim-
the process of coming back. the building where james holmes lived is still cordoned off and people will not be allowed to go back in there. a short while ago, the police department said all of the materials that needed to be removed and the explosive and dangerous materials in the apartment of the 24-year-old james holmes have been removed. the heavy presence with all the bomb tech anythings anicians ha at the scene. what is in that apartment is eerie. the police chief here saying what he said james holmes left behind was a sophisticated trap design to seriously injury if not kill someone and they are not happy about it either. >> make no mistake. this apartment was designed, i say, based on everything i have seen, to kill whoever entered it. okay? who was most likely to enter that location after he planned and executed this horrific crime. it was going to be a police officer, okay? make no mistake what was going on. if you think we are angry, we sure as hell are angry. >> they talked about a trip wire along the front door to the apartment that if anyone had unsuspectingly opened t
to clear the scene. finally, the suspect, james holmes, he is in police custody. we expect to see him for the first time monday for his first court appearance. let's stay on the suspect for right now. investigators are still waiting to get into his apartment. looking through the window they found an arsenal and they found booby-traps. our poppy harlow is at the complex. poppy, good morning to you. how long will it be until police can get into the apartment? do we know? >> we now have an answer to that. this just coming into nick valencia. frank is with the aurora police department, gary. he tells us that the fire department here, along with atf, will be returning to the residence of james holmes, right behind my right shoulder here, at around 7:00 a.m. local time. that's two hours from now, in colorado. it's not clear whether they're going to be allowed or plan to go into the apartment but they will come back here on scene. we will certainly be trying to talk to them. the reason with he don't know whether they will go in or not is because of how vexing, perplexing a situation this is.
it. sources did say, though, that holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. our poppy harlow is at holmes' apartment building where police and the atf, as we just showed you, are on the scene, and nick valencia is learning more about the victims. let's start with nick. nick, you have some information about the victims of this tragedy, more names coming in this morning. >> we do. we're getting details that slowly and slowly are trickling into the cnn newsroom. if you were tuned into the last hour, our pentagon correspondent barbara starr confirming staff sergeant jesse childress of the u.s. air force. if you remember, randi, four servicemen in all shot and wounded early friday morning in the aurora, colorado, movie theater shooting, but we've just confirmed staff sergeant jesse childress of california. he was a member of the air force reserve, active duty. his family telling cnn that they were notified at about 1:00 a.m. this morning of his death. john larimer, petty officer with the u.s. navy, also among the list of deceased that cnn has been able to independently confirm. he
massacre, and his first court appearance, and you saw it there live. he is james holmes. he went before a judge, and this is the first look at the suspect. since this shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. it is the talk of the country. it is simply the talk and the story around the world. james holmes, and we saw and got a good look of what he looked like here and his hair was dyed bright red and orange and he sat quietly next to the attorney in the courtroom, and really a bizarre situation taking place there. i want to bring in a number of the players who have been following this. don lemon who has been outside of the courthouse. jim spellman, who has been in d inside of the courthouse. we will bring in our legal contributor paul callon out of new york and poppy harlan to talk more about the victims in the case. but don, i want to start off with you here, because we've seen for the first time what james holmes looks like, and it was really kind of bizarre and very disturbing as a lot of people took a look and saw the guy had very little emotion. at one point, it lo
. police say 24-year-old james holmes put on full tactical gear, including a helmet, gas mask and a vest like this. arming himself with three guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. 20 minutes after the movie started, he saw that same emergency exit door open again. >> this person swung into the door and acted like a villain to swing and walk in and dressed all in black. black cap and a black gas mask and body armor and weapon wrapped around his neck which i thought was fake. >> me and my husband at the time thought someone is pulling a prank. i hear this poof from down on my right. i see this canister go all the way up and arch over the screen and land about four or five rows below me. my first thought is it's some kind of fireworks. >> come to find out, it was containing a toxic gas. it was hard foritous breathe. >> smoke filled the dark theater as fear swept through the sold out crowd. then it got even worse. >> people were screaming a terror scream. >> you heard shots? >> yes. >> constant? >> like a semi automatic rifle? >> boom, boom, boom? >> exact low like that. >> in rhythm in
. police are still 30 minutes away from getting back to work on james holmes's apartment. probably 1:30 now we're being told, 7:00 mountain time, 9:00 eastern time. holmes is the suspect in the horrific shooting that killed 12 people in colorado. police say the apartment is booby-trapped and it may take days to get inside. ♪ this was the scene last night in front of the theater where the shooting took place. this morning the names of the victims are starting to come out. we'll have more on the victims throughout this morning. let's get you out to aurora right now where jim spellman is standing by outside the theater. jim, are police expected back this morning to keep going through the building? >> yeah. police are still on site. surrounding this movie theater there are still cars from patrons who went to see bahtman movie. police had to go through and make sure none of that was involved in the crime scene. they were able to get the last of the bodies out as they were ale to process the crime spree. they have notified all families. we expect those names later this morning. >> we saw video,
believed to be behind the carnage will make his first appearance in court today. james holmes will likely face first degree murder charges. police say holmes spent months planning out his alleged rampage. gathering his arsenal, executing his plan and pulling the trigger with "calculation and deliberation." his court appearance will come just a few hours before his family is expected to break their silence, as well. let's get straight to don lemon who is just outside the courthouse where holmes will face a judge in half an hour. don, the first look at holmes since his arrest. >> it certainly will be. you know, it's even covering this story for days now, kyra. just hard to believe as you were reading about the suspect and what happened, yeah, the first time we'll get to see him. he has that red hair, as police say that he had when he was arrested. this is where he is now. they believe that is the arapahoe county detention center. he's going to be moved from this arapahoe detention center there is an underground tunnel and be brought right over here to the right to the arapahoe county courth
more disturbing details about the attack in and of itself. and suspected gunman james holmes. people who knew him are also speaking out now and a new photo posted on a sex website may be that of hole am with red hair there. we'll tell you how that could impact this investigation. the community gathers in prayer to remember the 12 lives lost in the tragedy and 38 in all injured. all right. that's where we begin. we're learning more about the victims. cnn's nick valencia is here with some of their stories. we understand the police department will be revealing a long list of all the victims. they haven't done that thus far. we're expecting that momentarily. but what can you tell us about the victims that we're learning more about? >> the list of those wounded and deceased will be released later on today at 2:00 p.m. press conference. we hope to get those names sooner. but cnn's been able to confirm half of those deceased. we'll start with the latest information we have. staff sergeant jesse chilledldr of california. his family notified late this morning at 1:00 a.m. of his passing. he w
on in our program. still ahead on "starting point," the owner of a gun range that james holmes trialed tried to access to, why he had a strange feeling about the gunman. and what would cause a person to do something so evil and so atrocious? i'll speak with a clinical psychologist about any possible warning signs. you're watching "starting point." we're back in just a moment. >> it's not surprising to me, his first thought would be her. that's what a man does. he protects his loved ones. i'm very proud of him. we're going to miss him. t about? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. the lines, the cost, the hassle. ♪ express yourself [ female announcer ] why not try coffee-mate? with over 25 delicious flavors for a fraction of the cost of the coffee house. add your flavor, with coffee-mate, from nestle. add your flavor, according to ford, the works fuel saver package could literally pay for itself. jim twitchel is this true? yes it's true. how is this possible? proper tire inflation, by
to think for the neighbor who lives below james holmes in that apartment. some of my colleagues spoke with the person who lives right below him and said at some point, the night before, all of that loud music, that she had actually gone in there and opened up the door. so imagine just how much worse this could have been had that happened. those authorities have been nearly 36 hours cleaning out that apartment. >> just think if the suspect had made some sort of miss take when he was having the stuff delivered and putting it together. and large, i mean large volumes of delivers we were told by law enforcement over the last couple of months, ed. why? >> and this is one of the things that the police chief talked about. they shared a little bit of this yesterday. the work that had been done over the last few months. we learned from law enforcement officials, that the guns were purchased in several area gun stores here in the denver area. during the last three months, there was a great deal of ammunition. some say 6,000 rounds that james holmes purchased a and had delivered to him. they say
colleagues have spoken to the woman that lives just below james holmes and is obviously one of the people that had been evacuated. she explained to us the night of the shooting that there was loud music emerging from james holmes apartment and that she had gone up there to knock on the door and at one point had called authorities to let them know about that, but they said they were too busy with the shooting and they couldn't spare someone to come over here and do that, but she said the door was unlocked and told us the door was unlocked. obviously, she's very emotional about the fact she easily could have opened up that door and who knows what would have happened if she had done that. so luckily, for her, she decided not to do that and went back downstairs, but a lot of this area remains cordoned off and remains shut down. at one point, it would allow authorities to come back and james holmes' apartment, that will be shut down for quite some time and i'm not sure whether the surrounding areas will be opened up here in the coming days. obviously, the people whoive around this area are pro
half hour or so. and right now, investigators are at the apartment of james holmes, the suspected gunman. it is full, we're told, of booby traps and explosives and trip wires. they may actually send in robots to gather more video. they've already done that once yesterday. so, let's start with new information about the victims this morning. nick valencia is following that for us in atlanta. nick, what is the latest? >> good morning, randi. we just got off the phone with the aurora police department, and we had expected to get that list, as you'd mentioned, within a matter of minutes here in the 10:00 eastern hour. unfortunately, the police now are saying they're pushing that back, and they do have a 2:00 p.m. local/4:00 p.m. eastern press conference scheduled as well as that other media briefing with the police department, where our poppi harlow is, the location where suspect james holmes lived, but that's the latest. for now, we have five victims, five names of the deceased that we've been able to confirm. a short time ago, i spoke to the father of one of the victims, john larimer
or hadn't slept a lot. paint us a picture for what it was like to get a glimpse of holmes today. >> reporter: it was tough, i would imagine, for the many people who were intently watching this. he appeared as some sort of comic book character emerging in that courtroom. i think everyone got over the shock of seeing the red hair, the attention really turned to his demeanor. and i think people were just stunned by his complete dazed look, bewilderment at times, confused. he appeared sedated and completely out of it in many ways. it's led to a lot of speculation throughout the day that he might have been medically sedated by authorities here in the jail in arapahoe county. we've reached out to the sheriff's office in charge of that jail. they say they cannot tell us whether or not he's been medically sedated or given anything. the speculation will have to continue. i think many people were stunned by that. all of this is significant. since he was arrested in the early morning hours of friday, the authorities here in colorado had refused to release his mug shot. this was the first t
holmes. he's 24 years of age. how did police arrest him? listen to this, he never made it out of the theater apartment. police say her surrendered without a fight. we are learning more about him. such as the fact he was a phd in neuroscience at the university of colorado. he was in the process of withdrawing. police and federal agents are trying to enter the third floor apartment of holmes'. >> we're not sure what we're dealing with in the home. they appear to be incendiary devices. there's some chemical elements. they are linked together with all kind of wires. we have a lot of very smart bomb teches up there trying to figure out what we're going to do. >> ed, let's talk about what you know with that apartment. he said it's an active and difficult situation and it could take hours, if not days, for that community to be secure. >> they are trying to figure out what they are dealing with inside james holmes apartment. they don't know what they are dealing with at this point and they have to take every precaution. what is interesting is that parentally it was james holmes himsel
gas and opened fire. holmes was a phd candidate at the neuroscience program at the university of colorado. prior to today holmes's only brush with law, a speeding ticket. now to how the events unfolded inside that theater. the chaos erupted. the first calls to 911 at 12:39 a.m. local time. >> there's saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. there is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's just hundreds of people running around. >> within 90 seconds police were on the scene. >> seven down. seven down. >> get me some officers in nine so we can get the moveable victims out. >> according to scanner traffic, holmes was spotted around 12:45, he was arrested shortly thereafter in the parking lot behind the theater, still wearing the vest, helmet and gas mask. four weapons were recovered at the scene. they were all purchased legally over the past 60 days. he also purchased more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet, legal as well. the weapons include two 40-caliber glock hnd guns with 3,000 rounds of ammunition. he also had an ar-15 assault ri
gunman now identified as 24-year-old james eagan holmes. he was arrested outside the theater near the back of a apartment. outside police found three weapons in that car, another gun was found inside the theater. authorities evacuated everyone in the suspect's apartment building by 4:00 a.m. after he warned them that his home was booby trapped. when they broke in later they found incendiary and chemical devices as well as apparent trip wires. police are still on the scene at that apartment. let's get the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thor
holmes and some of the details about what took place in that theater up next. >> well, after all of the shooting was done, i looked up for a brief second and i saw he was reloading and walking towards the back of the theater and the arch is up, and i saw he was walking back there and i grabbed my girlfriend and my friend and i said we have to get going, because he is reloading and now is the chance. leaving i saw a guy laying on the floor covered in blood and a lot of people ran to help him when the guy was reloading the weapon. so we just left and a bunch of people left at that time. it was just crazy. juicy brats grilled up on a thursday. the perfect use of the 7th inning stretch. get that great taste anytime with kingsford match light charcoal. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. >>> investigators
will be hearing from the attorney for the james holmes family in san diego. that will happen in less than an hour. watch for that. i want to talk more about this with sunny hostin. let's talk more about it. jim is right. a lot of people were waiting to see if he would have that flame red dyed hair. he did. odd expressions. we can call them odd. it was a brief stop there in court. what did you take away from it? >> it's interesting. the legal question at this point in this proceedings and we know there will be many proceedings is whether or not he's competent, not insane but competent. does he understand the nature of the charges against him. the judge was talking about first-degree. he can't get out. he's held in solitary confinement. does he understand the nature of the charges against him and can he help his defense team in his defense? can he aid? i saw someone, if he's not malingering that seems incompetent at this time to stand trial. he was sort of very out of it. that could be medication perhaps it's he hasn't slept. who knows. i saw a very odd looking defendant. the first thing that came
officers in nine so we can get the moveable victims out. >> according to scanner traffic, holmes was spotted around 12:45, he was arrested shortly thereafter in the parking lot behind the theater, still wearing the vest, helmet and gas mask. four weapons were recovered at the scene. they were all purchased legally over the past 60 days. he also purchased more than 6,000 rounds of ammunition over the internet, legal as well. the weapons include two 40-caliber glock hnd guns with 3,000 rounds of ammunition. he also had an ar-15 assault rifle which was left behind in the theater. earlier the police chief spoke about the potential capability of this one weapon. >> i've been asked was the weapon automatic or semiautomatic. i can't answer that question right now, but even if it was semiautomatic, i'm told by experts that with that drum magazine, he could have gotten off 50 to 60 rounds, even if it was semiautomatic, within one minute. >> drew griffin joins me now. when it comes to planning, what more do we know about the other equipment that he bought? >> we don't know how long he's be
who call the gulf home. >>> the accused gunman 24-year-old jaumz holmes will make his first court appearance tomorrow. those who knew him described a quiet, academically-gifted student who kept to himself. someone bearing no resemblance to the person who open d fed fin a packed theater. dan simon has more. >> reporter: the face seemed familiar and then he remembered, dave casper owns a san diego pawnshop and recalls holmes looking at guns a few months ago. >> to find out that he used firearms in the commission of his crime and that he had been in here looking at firearms is kind of -- a little bit unsettling. >> reporter: a few miles away in the middle-class neighborhood where holmes grew up, a portrait is emerging. not of someone who was violent or had an intense interest in w weapons, but a quiet, intellectually astute young man. >> obviously, the intellectual capacity to do whatever he wanted to do. >> out of the 20,000 students at the university of california riverside, holmes was among the very brightest according to the school's chancellor. ed a mitted on a academic scholars
holmes was a ph.d. candidate in the neuro science program at the university of colorado. but according to the university, the 24-year-old was in the process of withdrawing. prior to today, holmes only brush with the law was a speeding ticket from last year. he's expected to appear in court for the first time on monday. now to how events unfolded inside the theater. the chaos erupting about 30 minutes into the movie. at 12:39 local time according to "the denver post." >> shooting at century theaters. 300 east alameda avenue. they say somebody's shooting in the auditorium. there is at least one person that's been shot but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> within a minute, a minute and a half, police were on the scene. >> out of one of the theaters, we were seeing s.w.a.t. vehicles rolling up here -- >> 15, i've got seven down. >> copy, we'll notify fire, seven down in theater nine. >> give me some officers in nine so we can get the, the movable victims out. >> according to scanner traffic, holmes was spotted around 12:45 a.m. he was arrested
of james holmes and what he was up to and how he pulled all of this off. >> i guess a real indicator that it wasn't going to be, or at least authorities felt pretty certain that this was going to be incredibly controlled and contained. they did not stop the traffic outside of that building. as we were watching it live we were still able to see cars streaming back and forth. at what point might they do that that they close off traffic? >> i think, if the situation they feel raises to a much more serious level, i can imagine just moments before they set off that controlled explosion inside that apartment just a little while ago, they did stop -- they asked everybody to stop moving. you can hear one of the officers over here start screaming fire in the hole. they repeated that several times and everybody stopped moving and then a few seconds later is when you heard the explosions. so in the moments before the controlled situations, they clamped everything down as best they can, but, clearly, at some point a lot of that area that you see behind me, fredericka, has been cordoned off. this
of make james holmes spiral out of control. we were told he had done poorly on the final exam. this was all around the same time that according to law enforcement sources he was buying weapons at various gun stores around the denver area and also amassing all of the ammunition, the 6,000 rounds of ammunition as well as all the explosive materials found inside of his apartment. so those are big clues and obviously big issues that psychologists and investigators are taking a much closer look at. >> all right. ed lavendara, we'll be talking throughout the morning as we find out more about james holmes and the investigation taking place in particular with regard to this package that was sent to the university. okay. i want to make it very clear that james holmes has still not given police a motive. and we still do not understand his state of mind. this story, though, undoubtedly has left so many parents wondering about their own children and what could potentially go wrong. what are the warning signs? how do you even know that your child is capable of such unspeakable violence? an
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in the colorado movie theater massacre. the suspect, james holmes, was being treated by a psychiatrist at the university of colorado before the shooting that took 12 lives and injured steps more. there are also reports that holmes sent the psychiatrist a notebook that may contain possible damning evidence. next hour we'll talk about what a doctor can and cannot legally do in cases like this or potentially report to authorities even. >>> and now to the victims of that rampage. services today for three of the 12 people killed in that crowded movie theater just over a week ago, the victims include naval petty officer john larimer from illinois, matt mcquinn from ohio who died saving his girlfriend from gunfire, and an aspiring sports reporter jessica ghawi from texas. powerful words from ghawi's brother during her service in san antonio today. >> i just wanted to leave with you two things. if this coward could is done this with this much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love. and the other thing is if you're putting your dreams on hold, you stop that right now. you chase those
it comes from the adult sex sykes adult friend finder. police believe this is james holmes, the suspect in the shooting. but investigators haven't confirmed the picture just yet. sources did say holmes dyed his hair red before the attack. police are waiting to get inside the apartment. jim spellman is at the theater. what was the scene like there overnight? >> well, last night, gary, people started forming this makeshift vigil with dozens of candles. and it's still burning there tonight. nobody is there now but it's just one of those organic vigil sites that pop up. they are blank a community-wide vigil. ever since columbine this community has been protective almost of that legacy. and i think this ties into it. people will use it as a healing opportunity and a chance to really show solidarity. on an individual basis, today they have grief counseling at a pair of high schools to help people process the trauma. >> jim, i feel so bad fort families of those who lost loved ones. the bodies were in the theater for so long and weren't given the exact word if it was their laughed
minutes of the first 911 call, the gunman surrounders to police. he's identified as james holmes. holmes, who lives just for miles from the theater, tells police he's left a bomb in his third floor apartment. >> we are not sure what we are dealing with the home. they appear to be insend airy devices. they're linked with all kinds of wires, as a layman it's not something i've seen before. >> reporter: police won't speculate on a motive for holmes who is now in custody awaiting his first court appearance on monday. >> knowning us now is paul oweder mott who was in the theater and isiah. >> i was sitting right near the exit. >> so when he came in, you saw him almost immediately. >> i think i was the first person to see him and i told my girlfriend to get down right when he was throwing the canister. >> did you know what he was throwing. >> i knew it wasn't right. i figured if he was swat, he would yell something. >> so the fact that he was alone raised your suspicion. >> yeah. he didn't do anything, just stood there, threw the can and shot in the air. >> where were you? >> i was on the fron
'll tell as best we can the suspect's story. searching for clues to what motivated james holmes. authorities say to suit up in body armor, grab tear gas and unleash three firearms and shoot 71 people and leave a booby trapped apartment rigged to explode for authorities to defuse. our randi kaye is there and we'll take you there shortly. we'll tell you who the suspect is. a guy who told police he was the joker. apparently dyed his hair red. we'll tell you where he the ball t bought the weapons he allegedly used. we're going to look at how this story fits with and differs from what we've come to expect. and how people here are coping nationwide. flags are flying at half-staff. this is a state, a country, in mourning. both president obama and mitt romney have suspended campaigning for the moment. the president was awakeneded about 5:30 with the news. spoke about it earlier this morning. take a look. >> we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people. we're going to stand by our neighbors in colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time. i had a chan
near james holmes' apartment building which is evacuated today because of something very frightening that police found. ed, aurora police say they are sure as hell angry and that's a quote from them. >> reporter: well, the reason they were saying that is because according to the police chief here in aurora there was a trip wire that was along the front of the door entrance into james holmes' apartment, which is that red brick building you see just over my shoulder. the window they had been looking in through is just on the other side of it. but there was a trip wire along that door and officials say that had someone just unsuspectingly opened that door they would have been seriously injured if not killed because of all of the various explosives and other trip wires that are inside the apartment. it has taken them more than 24 hours to finally get a handle on what is going on in there. they've had bomb technicians, bomb teams from various agencies that have been inside the department. they've been using robots to defuse everything. a few hours ago, don, they actually had a controlled
a picture of james holmes who is the a resident of aurora, colorado, and he is 24 years old. we are getting more information about him. he is a ph.d. candidate of the university of colorado where we are getting this picture from. the university of colorado. we understand that he was a ph.d. candidate for neurosciences, and that he had enrolled in june of last year, 2011, and that he was in the process of withdrawing from the university. that is the information that we have. he is 24 years old. he's a ph.d. candidate for neurosciences at the university of colorado. this is what the alleged gunman looks like. 24 years old. this is the individual who allegedly was responsible for this massacre here. this is a student. he is relatively young. you see he is smiling there. and the information that we have is that he was in the process of withdrawing from the university. we don't know what the circumstances are around that. we don't know whether or not he has family in the area. we do know that investigators did search the apartment and the building four miles from the theater where he lived. that
they went in to james holmes' apartment, they were able to start taking away the evidence and the belongings from what we can tell, they have completely cleared out his apartment. a law enforcement source tells cnn, they removed interestingly enough a batman poster, a batman mask, and his computer. all of that has been taken away from the apartment. and obviously, they're going through that computer, trying to see what kind of evidence they might be able to find. they're hoping that would be a type of clue that would provide a great deal of evidence. and depth into what exactly james holmes has been doing for the last several months in preparing for this attack. don? >> we also learned something about the weapon used in that theater. what do police say about that? >> well, we had heard from one of the shooting victims, they believe that at some point, one of the weapons that james holmes was using inside the theater had jammed. we're told by a law enforcement source that appears to be the case. it was the ar-15 assault rifle that jammed at some point and this is also the weapon that we were
holmes' decision to file for divorce from tom cruise after five and a half years of marriage. there's been a lot of coverage about whether her husband's affiliation with the church of scientology played a role in the actress's decision to end her marriage. they have a daughter together, 6-year-old suri. tom foreman takes a look at tom cruise's role in the church of scientology. >> reporter: when it comes to scientology, tom cruise may be the famous defender tearing into matt lauer over the church's repudiation of psychiatry. >> do you know aterol? do you know ritalin? do you know that ritalin is a street drug? do you understand that? >> the difference is this was not against her will, though. >> i'm asking you a question. >> i understand there's abuse of all of these things. >> no, you see he's the problem. you don't know the history of psychiatry. i do. >> reporter: although cruise joined scientology in the 1980s, over the past decade his public identification with the group has been much more pronounced. he's explained his beliefs on talk shows, in the press. and scientology meeti
in a movie theater is due in court tomorrow. james holmes is expected to be formally charged in the case. 12 people died and 58 others were injured. david mattingly joins use outside of the courthouse in colorado. what are we expecting to hear and are you hearing anything about james holmes and what he's been doing this past weekend? >> reporter: well, deb, expect tomorrow to see the prosecution in this case to take center stage in this terrible tragedy. we'll be hearing from them tomorrow about what kind of charges they intend to seek against this alleged killer. we had 12 people killed in the theater. we're looking at the potential of 12 murder charges there, premeditated first-degree murder charges. we have 58 people wounded. there are any number of dozens, potentially dozens of attempted murder charges that could come about as well. we're also expecting to hear more about that mysterious package that the alleged killer sent to his psychiatrist at the university of colorado. authorities have that package in their possession but the defense has said that represents protected patient-doctor
a reality. bny mellon wealth management >>> james holmes charged in the aurora massacre, and i want the go to ed lavandara in centennial, colorado, and i know he has had his second court appearance and facing numerous charges. what do we know, ed? >> well, it is a hearing that lasted 45 minutes and we can tell you that james holmes now faces 142 criminal charges and 24 counts of murder in the first degree and i will explain and try to explain that number and why it is 24 in a moment, but 24 counts of murder in the first degree, and 116 counts of attempted murder, and one count of possession of explosive devices which is a felony, and one count of a sentence enhancer, because of the violence in this case, and one of the things that we are trying to clarify at this moment is that there are 12 victims who have died in the shooting, and there are twice as many murder in the first -degree murder charges so trying to get to the bottom of the legal understandings and i'm not a lawyer, so i am trying to get a understand i understanding of this. but there are 142 criminal counts filed against james
holmes have asked authorities for a package he sent to this woman, dr. lynn fenton. she's a psychiatrist at the university of colorado and director of student mental health services. cbs news reports the package included a description of how holmes was planning to kill people. defense attorneys argue it should be protected under doctor/patient privilege. psychologist eric fisher joins us to talk about this. we're hoping to learn more about what was in this notebook, this package. we don't want to speculate about how much this psychiatrist, dr. fenton, might have known about james holmes. but i'm curious what you say about the limits of confidentiality. when do you have to disclose? when does patient/doctor privilege no longer apply? >> there were laws passed in the '70s that states when a patient states a clear and present danger to a person we have the obligation to warn that person, warn family, people who might be related to them, and authorities. so the issue of this and what comes up is how are we compromising our relationship with that client that they might withhold information fr
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